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Beckett, Edmund [formerly Edmund Beckett Denison], first Baron Grimthorpe

L. C. Sanders.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion; Architecture; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 1532 words.

Beckett, Edmund [formerly Edmund Beckett Denison], first Baron Grimthorpe (1816–1905), ecclesiastical controversialist, architect, and horologist, was born at Carlton Hall, near Newark, on...

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Howlett, Samuel Burt

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Engineering and Technology; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 441 words.

Howlett, Samuel Burt (1794–1874), surveyor and inventor of scientific instruments, the only son of Samuel Howlett of Gracechurch Street, London, was born on 10 July 1794. After leaving...

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Stokes, Gabriel

A. D. Morrison-Low.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 906 words.

Stokes, Gabriel (bap. 1682, d. 1768), mathematical instrument maker and surveyor, was baptized on 23 April 1682 at St Nicholas Within, Dublin, and was the son of John Stokes (b. c.1651), a...

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